They / Them
Our Judges say:
An emotionally intelligent snd articulate depiction of how a climber has struggled to deal with body dismorphia. Surprisingly uplifting.
Paul Hodgson Music Judge
How climbing challenges can help address mental challenges - even life's most fundamental ones.
Beautiful film. Thought provoking and reflective. The project climb was an ideal metaphor for the challenges Lar has experienced in life.
For Lor Sabourin, climbing is more than a sport; it’s a way of exploring identity and building resilience in the face of adversity. They/Them follows Lor, a trans climber, into the sandstone canyons of northern Arizona, on a journey to piece together one of the hardest and most inspiring routes of their life. By embracing the strength in vulnerability, Lor has found the space to thrive and build a climbing community that others like themself can call home. Content Warning: This film includes discussions of eating disorders, body dysphoria, self-harm, sexual assault, and suicide. While we have done our best to explore these topics conscientiously, remember that we are looking through the lens of a single person’s experience. Please take care of yourself as you watch and use the resources provided below to find support if you are struggling with any of these topics.